Mental prayer for adolescents
Here is the method I am planning to use for my eldest now. I will show you an example along with the method.
1. Read a small section of the Gospels.First, choose one of the four Gospels to pray through from beginning to end. Then choose a passage of 10 to 20 verses. For this example, we’re using Mark 1:1-11, last Sunday’s Gospel. Read it silently and slowly.
2. Use your senses.Record the sights, sounds, smells, etc. you would encounter if you were present when this story took place. Brainstorm as many as you can think of. Here are a few for our example:
- John’s camel hair clothing
- the sound of running water
- crowd noise